Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Ex (read silently after: wife candidate)

Oh this is not my story so that's why I am so eager to write it :D . The person involved still feels horrible about it and me, despite a friend and ex-colleague, still can't find the empathy underneath the thick layer of humour covering this particular event in his life

And so it goes.

Some 3 years ago we got an intern and being a mostly men company, she was automatically upgraded into hot-stuff status and of course not made aware of it. She kept in touch with my colleagues after finishing the internship and ended up in cyberjaya which was close by. So when I was going out for dinner with a colleague she joined in.

Let's call her Dhia.

Young Talib, came into focus of our table talk and the introvert apparently had a huge crush on Dhia and decided to confess to her one fine day. Shy introvert Talib... confessing his forever love to Dhia. I couldn't imagine so I insisted for details.

Dhia, the talker, held nothing back.

Talib arranged for her to meet him telling her he had a gift for her. While handing her the gift, he said in the gen-y language of youth (translated for my lovely mature readers) "Dhia I have something to tell you" and then proceeded to point her to the magical words displayed on his mobile phone.

"He wrote  a fancy 'I love you' on the phone?", I asked with a sudden surge of respect for young introvert Talib.

"No, it said 'YOLO'", replied Dhia casually. I took back my respect and replaced it with confusion. I wasn't the only one confused.

Dhia at that time(3 months back) didn't know what YOLO is and so ended up just looking up at Talib pretending to undertand and smile and just said: "OKayyyyy".Then she thanked him for the gift, went back and looked up what YOLO means. Learning what it meant didn't really help understanding what that was about.

Talib continued texting her and she just replied like the usuals. This went on for a month until one day, Talib called her asking 'So?'. Of course Dhia the confused re-emerged and replied 'So what?'.

It turned out 'YOLO' wasn't really the message. While Dhia had her undivided attention on the YOLO, Talib was spilling out his much practiced words of love (short version) to Dhia. Who didn't hear it because she was too absorbed in wondering what YOLO means.

Ouch la kan.

The awkward moment mercifully saved Talib from a direct rejection and for most of us with enough sense, we'd know it's a no-go. Luckily, Talib is one of us so he stopped texting Dhia after a few week. We figured he was kinda heartbroken but introvert are introvert. They sulk and go for a marathon of DOTA games and we think he'll be fine.

The  End.


  1. alahai...kesiannya talib. it took so much for an introvert to confess like that.
    So YOLO tu apa? (am i too old that i don't understand what it means? huhuhuhu...)

  2. yes dah matured dah. hehe. YOLO, if you're not kelantanese, stands for you only live once.

    lucky me i stumbled upon a story of drunk driver who was wrecklessly driving while drunk and tweeted 'YOLO' a short moment before killing himself in an accident.


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